THE SECESSION OF LOUISIANA.
January 10-February 19, 1861.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
January 10, 1861.-United States Arsenal and Barracks at Baton Rouge seized.
11, 1861.-Forts Jackson and Saint Philip seized.
14, 1861.-Fort Pike seized.
26, 1861.-Ordinance of secession adopted.
28, 1861.-Fort Macomb seized.
United States property in the hands of Army officer seized at New Orleans.
February 19, 1861.-United States paymaster's office at New Orleans seized.
No. 1.-Bvt. Major Joseph A. Haskin, First U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal and Barracks at Baton Rouge.
No. 1. Reports of Bvt. Major Joseph A. Haskin, First U. S. Artillery, of the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal and Barracks at Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, January 10, 1861.
The barracks and arsenal at this place were surrendered this afternoon at 5 p.m., upon demand of the governor of the State, backed by a very superior force. Instructions asked where to proceed.
J. A. HASKIN,
Brevet Major, U. S. Army.
Colonel S. COOPER,
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.